doesn't have to be time-consuming or gross. There are numerous
options for busy moms (and dads) wanting to use cloth diapers without
going through great lengths to make sure they are clean. Some parents
choose to hire a professional laundry service that specializes in the
washing and maintaining of cloth diapers. Others turn to the help of
friends and family for quick tips and tricks on how to save time and
energy washing their baby's cloth diapers at home.
laundry services were once a very popular trend for busy moms who had
no time for washing
Professional services deliver clean diapers and pick up the soiled
diapers on a weekly basis. The service usually rents you the use of
the diapers in your baby's size. It use to be that washing
at home was a hassle. Professional diaper services launder diapers to
a rigorous public health standard. Some parents feel they are unable
to match the same extent of cleanliness at home. Professional diaper
services use 13 changes of water and the high temperature drying that
kills bacteria better than laundering at home.
a professional laundry service to wash your baby's diapers is
expensive. It may also be an inconvenience. Since you have to send
your soiled diapers away before you get clean ones, you may run into
situations where you are out of diapers. Washing
at home saves you money and you will always have clean diapers on
hand. Today's cloth diapers feature absorbent inserts and fitted legs
to prevent leaks. Inserts can be taken out and a new one put in each
time your baby needs changing. Your baby can wear the outer shell or
diaper cover again and again without washing as long as it has not
been soiled. Today's cloth diapers are more affordable and are over
all less expensive than renting them from a diaper laundering
at home isn't as bad as it may seem. Some parents worry that they
can't completely sanitize their diapers on their own, but this is not
true. Inexpensive laundry soaps are available for washing and
sanitizing baby diapers. Your baby's diapers will have a fresh, brand
new feel each time you use them if you follow a few simple washing
instructions. The following routine has proven to work well for most
parents no matter what type of machine or cloth diapers used:
diapers with detergent in cold water on a short cycle.
diapers with detergent in hot water on a heavy duty/long cycle.
the long cycle, put your diapers through a second rinse to remove
any detergent residue.
these simple steps, you'll find that washing
at home is easy for you and safe for your baby.